Valentine’s is almost upon us, here’s our recommendations for that perfect gift.
Oh, Valentine’s Day. The perfect opportunity for couples to show off their love and appreciation with one another. We thought we’d up the game a bit this year, and look into some of the more unique gift ideas you could treat your other half to. Forget boxes of chocolates or bouquets of flowers, THESE are the gifts that’ll make a big impression.
All our recommendations are gender-neutral and in a variety of price points too, so they’re suitable for any relationship.
Gin With a Twist
For the perfect gin lover, gin o’clock will never be the same again with this unique present. Styled as a teapot, it can hold 800ml of your favourite drink and even has a filter basket to keep all your botanicals at bay. With a high-quality tinted borosilicate glass, it has a shining gold pattern that’ll wow any drinker.
It’s ideal for pretty much any drink, whether its cocktails or even tea, but it’ll certainly make an impression with a nice G&T.
Available from Root7, priced at £30.
By The Mother of Dragons
Any true Game of Thrones fan wouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to become the next mother of dragons, surely? They’re a true collectable gift that any GoT fan will appreciate and who knows, they may even hatch (disclaimer: they won’t)…
With finely crafted artisan designs, the three dragon eggs are unique resin replicas that come in a sturdy and beautiful wooden display box.
Available from HBO Store, priced at £99.99.
Honor Those Selfies
The perfect antidote to the increasingly sky-high prices of yearly upgraded phones, the Honor 7X maintains the aesthetic, specs and user friendly experience that you’d expect to find on a flagship device at a fraction of the price.
Not only that, but on the 14th Feb, a limited edition Red 7X will be released making it an extra special gift. If you know your significant other would prefer a smartphone over a scented candle, then this is the phone for them. And it looks beautiful too.
Available from Honor, priced at £269.99.
The Goddess of Love, Life and Birch Spirit
FREYA is the world’s first birch spirit and as its inspired by the Norse goddess of love herself, it makes for the perfect Valentine’s tipple.
The goddess Freya was known as a healer, enchantress and patron of women, whilst the spirit itself enhances the natural elements with an exciting mix of wild, strong and independent flavours.
To make sure your treated extra this year, the top mixologists at Sketch have come up with the perfect cocktail (featuring FREYA, of course) for this Valentine’s:
Guns and Roses
50ml Freya Birch Spirit
15ml House Citrus liquor Blend
15ml Triple Rose Syrup
10ml Lime Juice
100ml Soda Water
Built over cubed ice. Garnish with Cucumber slice, Rose Bud and crushed pink peppercorn.
Available from Amazon, priced at £39.99.
Listen For The Bite of Love
A good pair of headphones are often hard to come by, right? Premium headphone brand Master & Dynamic have teamed up with LA-based tattoo artist Scott Campbell to create a unique range of music gear.
Comprised of black metal/black leather and black metal/white leather, the limited-edition collection features white on black and black on white snake designs along with the famed bicoastal tattoo and fine artist’s quotation, “The smartest things I ever did were stupid things for love” on the inside of the ear pads.
The headphones are the perfect gift for those who has been bitten by love, and look super snazzy too.
Available from Master & Dynamic, priced at £499.
Who doesn’t love a good cushion, right? Well, these cushions make for a cheeky gift that’s not only unique but also resourceful. With a bold ‘Treat Me Like Trash’ statement, these cushions are actually crafted from 100% recycled plastic (the equivalent of 33 bottles).
These cushions, available in blue and purple, are the perfect way of showing someone that you care about them, and also the future of our planet. What’s better, if they hate the cushions, they can return them for cash and the materials will be upcycled into something else.
Available from Pentatonic, priced at £30.
Take On The Fast and Furious
Fancy a bit of adrenaline this Valentine’s? In a recent survey by GalaCasino.com, it was found that 4 in 5 Brits would like to receive an experience day as their Valentine’s present… So what are you waiting for?
These experience days allow you to treat someone to a high-speed, exciting day out whether it’s a drive round the race track, a stunt driving experience for two, or even the chance to drive two iconic cars from the Fast and Furious movie. We’re exhausted just thinking about all of the options.
For those who don’t want to take on the super cars, then there’s plenty of other options including scuba diving, windsurfing, indoor skydiving, and even a helicopter flight for two. Where’s our invite?
Available from Trackdays, priced from £49-£398.